Belyea Family History

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Belyea Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of French Bélier, a nickname from Old French belier ‘ram’. The nickname no doubt refers in many cases to sexual prowess, but since belier also means ‘battering ram’, it may sometimes have been applied to a man of powerful build. This name is now frequent in New England.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Elyea, Belka, Belle, Bellew, Boyea, Alyea, Bouyea, Belke, Belveal

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Belyea Family Origin

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Belyea Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Belyea occupation in the UK was Ship Broker. 50% of Belyea's were Ship Brokers. Ship Broker and Ships Broker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Belyea.

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Belyea Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Belyea. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Belyea census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Belyea. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Belyea. For the veterans among your Belyea ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Belyea Life Expectancy

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Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Belyea life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Belyea in 1947 was 21, and 81 in 2004.

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